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to reopen. >> today toyota will announce whether it will pay up. good morning washinton begins right now. >> live, and in high definition, this is abc 7's good morning washington, on your side. >> good monday morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am natasha, in for alison starling. let's go to meteorologist brian van de graaff. >> temperatures in the 30's in the outlying suburbs. a frost advisory. in the immediate metro area the growing season begins on april 15. in the 30's in middletown. 44 degrees in springfield. 44 in college park. west of the city from fairfax and loudoun and prince william, there's a trust advisory until 8:00 this morning. mid afternoon it will be in the mid 60's and much more comfortable. -- frost advisory. >> their clearing overnight construction. north into baltimore and out to the airport are good. let's take you live across the potomac river at the american river bridge, moving nicely on this side of the beltway. back to the news desk. >> our top story, two students shot at a maryland college, one of them fatally. both were from the metro region. we are
of declining values, the average homeowner will pay about $40 less next year. >>> two setbacks for toyota in one week. toyota suspended sales of the lexus gx 4-60. the magazine reported the seven-seater has a high rollover risk. derrick ward joins us from the news room with the latest details. >> just when we thought things were leveling off for toyota, another recall surfaced. more news for those toyota owners affected. 600,000 mini fans are being recalled. engineers say the road salt could contribute to the problem. the cable that holds the spare tire could come loose and tumble out posing a safety threat. owners have been notified and told where to take their sienna for inspection. another toyota-made vehicle got a thumbs down for consumer reports because of roleover concerns. >> we are telling people not to buy it until that is fixed. >> reporter: all this on top of the yet-to-be resolved problems. >> to have a label put on your label, don't buy, is extremely serious anytime, but this time in particular is terrible for the brand. engineers in japan say they have been able to duplicate
penalty against toyota. they are also facing $16 million for failing to notify the government about defective gas pedals. the transportation department says six other little -- says accelerator pedals have different defects. >> a credit we can in the district. -- crowded area in the district this weekend. john gonzales is in washington with what you need to know. >> this is seventh street next to the convention center. you can see steel fences already lined the streets. this weekend is always busy, but add to that the parade and dignitaries, and you have a traffic mess. >> this family is hoping to the curbside for the cherry blossoms parade, but realize getting around will be a challenge. >> [inaudible] >> this friday on afternoon is already a mass. he appears to be wearing the appropriate hat today. >> [inaudible] >> just up the road will be the nuclear security summit. >> there will be discussions about something very near and dear to him. >> roads will be closed and parking off limits and a large security perimeter is sure to cause gridlock. >> i think they should stay as far awa
is made up of volunteers just trying to improve their community. >>> at 6:05. new developments in toyota's troubles. jessica doyle is live with a look at some company e-mails. >> that's right. new evidence that toyota was not on the up and up with drivers and officials about its massive safety problems. a newly recovered internal e-mail reveals deep concerns that the company wasn't dealing with the safety problems effectively and could damage toyota's reputation. on january 21st, toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles to address problems with sticking accelerator pedals in six vehicle models. it already recalled more than four million vehicles regarding gas pedals that could get stuck in floor mats but five days before the very new recall a pr executive at toyota warned colleagues that "we need to come clean." about accelerator problems. irv miller writes an internal e-mail -- this new e-mail could fan existing criticism from earlier this week. the transportation secretary hit toyota with the maximum civil fin allowable from the federal government. the transportation depar
into what caused the blast are under way. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. the company says it will stop selling alexis suv because of rollover concerns. "consumer reports" issued a rare label not to buy the vehicle for the 2010 lexus gx 460. the magazine says it has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns. toyota will conduct its own testing and is alerting current owners about the problem. >> coming up, the first lady's first solo trip includes a special stop in haiti. >> and a common mistake that could delay it millions of tax returns. >> first, another warm up is on the way. we will have some sunshine possibly today. brian van de graaff will tell you. traffic and captioned by the national captioning institute >> we have a soggy start to the day, especially west of 95 spirit up and down to 70, 66, 70. if and east of interstate 81 corridor. once the skies cleared last night, it turned into a fog. the sky is done in a lot brighter as the sun is getting ready to rise. not very foggy in alexandria. there is a
. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving a forward. >> take a look at the future of your team. mike shanahan polling his first minicamp, and we had a chance to get in and get you a peak of donovan mcnabb id redskins gear. donovan says he felt like a freshman today, but had fine and is excited about his new team. >> i just tried to display a great work ethic by watching films and training with these guys. i think it was beneficial for us to get out here. >> he is a worker. he has come out here and from the ball well. we are just looking forward to him getting to know the system a little bit better and feeling more comfortable with the system. >> a lot of eyes on boat running backs, larry johnson and parker. they have been brought in to compete with playing time. clinton portis says he has some things to prove. >> for all the naysayers and haters, it finally open my eyes this off-season. i think that is the motivation 90, just to feel like it's me against the world again. all the media outlets to wanted be out of here and who felt like i could not do i
>>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> how's tiger doing? >> it's been up and down. but i think he played sensationally for being away from the game. after 144 days away, there was anticipation as he returned to the masters today. he got a warm reception. tiger calmed his nerves. laced his shot down the middle. then he parred the first two holes. one under par. after a bogey on seven, this eagle putt. tiger, two under par right now. how about this on nine? this shot, around the tree, onto the green. finished 9, eagle, birdie. he is at two under at 14. tom watson was the attention getter. 5 birds. 67 was the first leader. he's 60. phil mickelson was one under. birdied on 14 and 15. our shot of the day. the secondont h hole for marino. let's look at the leaders. that seems to be the number -- 5. but freddie couples is on 18 and 6 under par. >>> let's go to baseball. the nationals and the phillies are playing. nats up 3-2. willie harris makes it at 5-2 nationals lead. good start. the nats lea 5-4 in the sixth inning. >>> the capitals are
. >>> the latest this morning on the efforts to resume flights grounded by disruptive volcanoes. >>> plus toyota is taking action after "consumer reports" magazine advised drivers not to buy a new lexus suv. >>> and things looking up in the forecast. your weather and traffic are next. >>> good morning, time for weather and traffic on this tuesday morning, on tom kierein in storm center 4. we have temperatures around the metro area in the mid and upper 40s. but the shenandoah county getting some patchy frost possible. warren, shenandoah, page, rockingham and augusta counties, high clouds coming in from the west, ahead of the rain-maker that will be here tomorrow morning. for this morning, high clouds around, we'll have sunshine, low 60s by noon. and upper 60s during the afternoon hours. and cloudy tonight, down to near 50 by dawn tomorrow when we'll likely have light rain moving in from the west. occasional light rain tomorrow, highs low 60s. thursday, some sunshine back into the upper 60s. and upper 60s on friday and partly cloudy. a look at the weekend in ten minutes coming up at 4:51. >>> now
troubles for toyota. why the automaker issued yet another recall. i'm a fashion stylist. my secret? t.j.maxx. they buy directly from designers and you see the savings! i dress fashionistas. but i'm a maxxinista. t.j.maxx. >>> a popular principal with a promising future murdered in his own home. police are looking for a killer and wondering if this was a random crime. good morning, everyone. i am aaron gilchrist. >> we have a look at the day's forecast. justin drabick is standing in for chuck bell in storm center 4. justin, did you know it was somebody's birthday today? >> i thought i heard that. happy birthday, aaron. they had the birthday music playing for him, too. i don't have a singing voice, definitely not, especially this early in the morning. still quiet, but dealing with a south and east as we look at the doppler radar. you can see confined across the lower maryland eastern shore and into the northern neck of virginia. late rain showers. given another hour or two they will move off to the east. we will see nice improvement off in the entire viewing area. and we are currently l
mortgage giant now the focus of a criminal investigation. >>> plus, deadline day for toyota. will the company pay up on that record government fine? >>> toss out the calendar. it doesn't feel like an april morning out there a check of weather and traffic next. >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. it's 4:41. chilly 47 degrees in washington. and it's in the mid 40s in prince george's county. arlington, fairfax, montgomery county now in the low 40s. quite a chilly start this morning. we have it down into the 30s in prince william, culpeper. this zone here may be getting scattered frost so if do you have any tender plants, any house plants you set outside early this season, bring them in. and southern maryland now in the 40s as well as northern neck and eastern shore. now over the last 12 hours we've got high pressure over us with clear sky and we'll have lot of sunshine today. afternoon highs should climb into the mid 60s and overnight tonight another clear night. mid 40s tomorrow morning and by tomorrow afternoon into the mid 60s again with lots of sunshine. then we'll have a so
about when you're going to need your umbrella next. >>> toyota agrees to pay a multi-million fine but is not accepting responsibility fo of vehicles. we'll be back. [ sneezes ] ♪ music plays ♪ [ sneezing ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what are you gonna miss when you have an allergy attack? benadryl® is more effective than claritin® at relieving your worst symptoms -- runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes -- and works when you need it most. benadryl®. you can't pause life. >>> pay 9 fine without the guilt. that's essentially the deal that toyota and the government made. the automaker will pay a record $16 million related to the sticky pedal problems but some say that will do little to repair the image of a now troubled brand or to restore any good will among consumers. the government says toyota knew about sticky gas problems and that violates a law which requires an automaker to aalert nitza of a safety defect within five days. transportation secretary ray la hood said that put consumers at risk. the penalty is the most the government could seek but doesn't address a wigger
magazine warned its readers not to buy the lexus 2010 gx 460. that's because of rollover dangers. toyota owns the lexus brand and the lexus gx 460 owners can get a loaner car while the company figures out the problem. the national highway transportation safety administration will also conduct tests on that vehicle. >>> today thousands of people are using tax day to show their frustration with the government. they are headed to washington for a series of protests and rallies. live look now at the washington monument where one of those demonstrations is scheduled to take place later this morning. news4's tracie potts reports. >> reporter: amid today's last-minimum tax rush the irs admits it's already overpaid almost 30 million in refunds over new tax credits. >> the tax man cometh. next few years, will he be coming with a vengeance. >> reporter: taxes are lower this year but experts say expect them to go up as the government trace to cover massive deficits. president president obama is trying to get wall street to do their part. >> expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour i
foster has more. >> reporter: consumer reports has uncovered a potential safety risk with toyota's recently redesigned suv the 2010 lexus gx-460 in one of the emergency handling tests when pushed to its limbs the rear slides way out. the electronic stability control kicks in but takes too long to regain control of the vehicle. now seen in slow motion this is a standard evaluation consumer reports performs on all vehicles it tests. going through the turns the driver quickly lifts its foot off of an accelerator. what you might do if you were exiting a ramp too fast. >> there haven't been injuried reported but if it went off a curb it could roll over. none of the other suvs we have tested in recent years performed this poorly in the test. >> lexus is a highly rated brand an admired brand by many consumers and this is not the kind of thing you would expect. >> reporter: consumer reports is urging people not to buy the lexus gx-460 until the problem is fixed. toyota is aware of the findings. that was lesli foster reporting. good morning. if you are just tuning in, thank you for watchi >>> and following breaking news on a bombshell e-mail from a toyota executive. the "associated press" reports that five days before the massive recall, an executive wrote, quote, we need to come clean. the ap said the e-mail came from herve miller, a company vice president and went on to say, quote, the time to hide on this one is over, and quotes, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the report claims that miller wrote the e-mail as toyota officials were on their way to washington to discuss accelerator problems with the federal regulators. >>> friends and family are burying two -- funeral services were held today for boyd. the 18-year-old and three others were shot and killed last week on south capitol street in southeast. the mourners gathered at a funeral home to say their final goodbyes and serves were held for 19-year-old william jones. they gathered at the temple of praise to pay their respects. the 17-year-old nelson was killed on tuesday and jones was also killed. >>> armed officers surrounded three prestigious private schools in the district. they locked down th
force base instead. >>> coming up on news4 at 11:00, toyota recalls more than 500,000 siennas. just a couple of years after it was chosen by "consumer reports" as the best minivan. >>> there are new reports eric massa wrote a $40,000 check to his chief of staff one day after resigning. >>> boaters, beware. lindsay, what's in sports? >> capitals coach bruce boudreau says his team learned a big lesson. they'll try not to repeat it tomorrow. stephen strausburg will have to wait for his second minor league start. >>> toyota announced the recall of more than 500,000 sienna minivans today. that includes minivans driven in d.c., maryland, virginia and west virginia. salt on the roads during winter months could corrode the spare tire's carrier cable and that could cause the wheel to become loose. it was rated the best minivan by "consumer reports" in 2007. >>> a previously convicted sex offender pleaded guilty today in the murder of two teenagers in the san diego area the plea allowed 31-year-old john gardner to avoid the death penalty. he is accused of raping and killing 17-year-old chelse
's driver. >>> less than a week after a rare do not buy warning from consumer reports, toyota will recall nearly 10,000 lexus suvs. last week we told you about the gs 460. it found rollover dangers in the safety test. toyota owns lexus. it will recall 9400 of the suvs which went on sale in december. the announce came the same day toyota said it would pay a $60 million fine to the government for its slow response to those gas pedal problems. >> even though they are not saying they did anything wrong, paying $16.4 million, the largest fine assessed by the united states department of transportation speaks loud and clear. >> reporter: the government accused toyota of hiding problems with the gas problems and waiting four months to assure recalls. >>> it is time for "living $mart" report and jessica doyle is off saving you money on shopping. music to my ears. >> for so many of us it is really a national past time and one local retail aficionado considers shopping her sport. so we caught up with her to get her insider secret to affordable style. she says just join the club. >> i shop everywhere
is in the news now, toyota will reportedly pay more than $16 million over recent safety issues. the associated press says they will pay for a four-month delay in reporting gas pedal troops. >>> thai leaders sent troops to the business district amid fears of protests. >>> if you thought our weekend was chilly, check out this, six inches of snow fell in new hampshire. most of it should melt early in the week. >> a couple of inches of snow in killington, vermont. there is still time. >> just waiting for your forecast. >> it is a cold start to the day. we will warm up to cool levels this afternoon and this week, well, we will struggle to get to the 70-degree mark by the second half of the week but there will be a price to pay that you may not like too much. the forecast the next flee days. chilly this morning. cool this afternoon. 65. nice tomorrow near 70 in a few spots and showers with highs in the mid-60s. the forecast. i have been on the weather terrace with a jacket and gloves and i'm glad i was. it is cold out there. 30s and 40s. some areas gusting over 20 miles an hour. the u
. a new problem for toyota. >> it has do with an old e-mail. >> and the confederate controversy, why virginia governor bob mcdonald is apologizing. >>> and emergency workers run into an >>> a bb gun scare led to a scare at a prestigious school in the district and two kids are facing charges. police got a 911 call yesterday morning alerting them to someone holding a gun in a car near st. albans school. the school was locked down as the grounds were searched of the national cathedral where the school is located. >> a subsequent canvas resulted in the discovery of what was believed to be a long gun in the the back of a vehicle on the campus. >> that long gun turned out to be a bb gun. an 18-year-old student and another student were arrested. they're facing charges of illegal possession and illegal transportation of a bb gun. >>> d.c. fire and ems were so overloaded with calls this week that one shooting victim never got an ambulance. he had to ride to the hospital on a fire truck. so what happened and how are emergency crewing going to make sure this don't happen again? news 4's jackie
:42. still ahead, the latest recall ordered by the carmaker toyota. this one involves more than 10,000 subs. and a new iphone, an apple employee may have lost the prototype in a bar. and now pictures of it have been found on the internet. stay with us. >>> toyota is issuing another recall this morning. but this time the company is calling it a quick fix. the automaker has recalled the 2010 lexus gx 460 suv to address a potential roll over problem. nearly 10,000 of the vehicles have been sold in the u.s. since it came out in late december. toyota now says it will fix the problem by updating the stability control software program. in the meantime, sales of the new gx 460s have been temporarily halted. if you go to george washington university or you work there you may want to hold off buying a new ipad. the school says it's its network is having problems with apple's hot new product. gw says use areas can't log onto the network with ipad and may not be able to do so for nearly a year. the problem has to do with the school's authentication system. other colleges including princeton are also ha
toyota announced a massive recall, a u.s. company executive wrote in an internal e-mail, quote, we need to come clean about accelerator problems. toyota's recently retired group wrote the time to hide on this one is over. the internal e-mail came as toyota officials were on their way to washington to discuss the problems with federal regulators. >> extra doses of antioxidant vitamins do not help cut the chances of one of the most dangerous complications of pregnancy. it's a potentially deadly spike in blood pressure that can spike as the pregnancy increases. this nih funded study that is out in the new england journal of medicine says the supplements don't make a difference. so, the take home message to women, stick to your prenatal multivitamin. >>> the debate over autism and vaccines keeps on going. despite a recent court ruling and a lot of scientific evidence that found no connection between the two. a local group of experts address the controversy today and what they call a dangerous movement against vaccines. peggy fox reports. >> katherine believes without a doubt that her son
about vehicles made by toyota and consumer reports are now urging people not to buy certain cars. >>> at 4:30, a teenage girl murdered by an alleged sex offender, now her parents are taking steps to ensure that it doesn't happen to anyone else. >>> at 4:45, popular social networking website is taking steps to keep users safe and secure in cyberspace. >>> check out this video. mall workers and customers had a close encounter with an unexpected shopper. deer crashed true a coffee shop door in blacksburg, virginia, and ran right inside the shop before making its way to a fitness club. once inside the deer smashed into a mirror while people were working out. the deer eventually wound up inside the locker room where police finally found him. unfortunately, the deer had to be put down because of all of his injuries. >>> it is beginning to seem like broke a broken record. more troubles for toyota today. for first time in nine years, consumer reports magazine warns tufts not to buy a specific vehicle because of safety concerns. the one in question is the new model of the lexus. leanne gr
a gun to his virginia school. we'll tell you what punishment he faces. >>> and more trouble for toyota. what consumer reports" is saying about a lexus model. chuck is back with a look how much rain we can expect today. stay with us. we'll be back. allergies? chlor-trimeton. hey, one dose of this, six hour relief. chlor-trimeton relieves itchy, watery eyes and sneezing for 12 full hours with less drowsiness than benadryl. it does all that? chlor-trimeton. less drowsy relief that lasts 12 hours. laxatives? i've tried all these. this one's gritty. this one can make you bloated. clearly, miralax is the one for me. it relieves my constipation with no harsh side effects. miralax. restore your body's natural rhythm. >>> right now, on news4 midday, police identify the cyclist killed after she collided with a national guard vehicle. police say environmental journalist and artist constance holden was on her way home from work when she was hit downtown washington, d.c. yesterday afternoon. the truck was providing a military escort for president obama's nuclear security summit at the time. the 68-
behind with the u.s. geological survey. >>> toyota getting ready to leave a p.r. nightmare in the rearview mirror and today they will decide if they will fight over the faulty gas pedals or pay the $16.4 million fine. the company is ready to write the check. toyota has had evidence about sticky gas pedals but waited four months to issue the recall. >>> the fed picking up the pace in a criminal investigation of former mortgage giant countrywide financial corporation and its role in the meltdown of the housing industry. the paper did not offer details on what charges could emerge. a grand jury began hearing testimony last year. >>> the president planning to take his pitch for financial reform on the road. a white house spokeswoman announced the president will travel to different parts of the country lobbying for new rules for wall street. no word on where he plans to visit or when he will head out but the hope is getting the public on his side could help put the pressure on republicans who oppose the bill. they say it creates more problems than it solves. >>> pope benedict xv
effects. miralax. restore your body's natural rhythm. >> new documents reveal that toyota released internal repair guidelines for sticky gas pedals in europe months before warning the u.s. about the problem. the a.p. reports toyota issued the guidelines the same day it told the u.s. government it was recalling loose floor mats. transportation secretary ray lahood says toyota made a huge mistake by not revealing the problems sooner. federal regulators fined the automaker a record $16.4 million for not disclosing the problem southeastern. >> well, the dow has started this wednesday down. let's check with cnbc's courtney reagan live with that and the rest of the day's business headlines. >> good morning, pat. stocks are down right now. i see the dow is down about 33 points. we've been around that range for most of the morning and ended mixed yesterday. the fed did reiterate its pledge to keep interest rates low for an extended period. no no specific guideline given. investors listening very carefully every time bernanke speaks. europe a touch lower. fed chairman bernanke will speak th
. toyota brake troubles, aggressive incentives helped drive consumers to show rooms. and price wars between general motors andoyota paid off. g.m.'s core brand, buick, cadillac, chevy, gmc, saw nearly a 38% increase in sales. toyota sales jumped 35%. the company is speeding to rebuild trust and confidence following a massive recall for gas, pedal and brake problems and rolled out strong incentives to win customers. >> consumers are very smart, savvy. listen, circumstances are such. here is my maim and number. i want a toyota and willome in and buy it. when they announced the program, come on in. that's exactly what happened. >> reporter: ford sales increased nearly 35%. but the company did not compete in the incentives war. instead ford decreed the boost to strong demand for fusion and taurus brands. >> ford continues to be red hot. ford accrued a goodwill momentum by not going bruptd and american consumer or brand that normally would have taken billions of decades to build up. >> reporter: all positive signals that the struggling auto industry bogged down a year ago by flat-line sales and
other news tonight about a massive recall. toyota may be fined more than $60 million. they face a monday deadline -- more than $16 million. they face a monday deadline. they did not issue a recall until january. >>> the volcano in iceland is still spewing ash several miles into the air, creating a travel nightmare for millions of passengers. experts say it could remain high for several days. at the foot of the volcano, rain has turned the ash into a thick paste that has covered everything. >>> and that cloud of ash has left millions of travelers stranded. some are wondering how long they will have to wait before going home. we are live at the airport with the story. >> for a lot of people, it will be a pretty long wait, but we are hearing from the european union that, perhaps, as many as half of the scheduled flights will be able to take off, but even if that happens, there will still be a very long wait for the people already stranded. looking for a way out of town, these remaining interests to need to get to london's heathrow airport so they can catch a plane home, but because of the a
. they were last seen getting in a red toyota camry near metropolitan avenue and st. paul street. a witness said one of the men had blood on his jacket. they faced off against the clerk earlier today and when they came in to the shop, they were armed with a bb gun but they didn't know that the shopkeeper was armed with two guns. >> the man who owns this store has been selling jewelry and antiques for over 30 years. in that time span, his brother says the shop has been robbed more than once. so, under the counter his brother keeps a derringer and .32 caliber revolver. when the two men entered the store around 2:00 p.m., the shopkeeper called his wife. the men made her nervous. suddenly the men announced a robbery and started beating the shopkeeper with a bb gun. we talked to his brother after the shooting. >> he has got a gun. >> reporter: would it have been like him to go after the guys and shoot them. >> apparently he chased them. but he's not fit to runny more, all right. he has so many stroke, pacemaker, you name it, he has got it. >> he's a feasty old guy. he is armed. he's jewelry shop
the victim and some friends had just left a restaurant when their car was rammed by a toyota camry. they say -- edwin escobar salmeron was arrested. the victim is expected to recover. >>> police are searching for people responsible for a series of vehicle break ins in leesburg, virginia. investigators say close to 30 vehicles on nottoway street were broken in to or had items stolen from them. two 16-year-olds and a 17-year- old have been arrested but police are looking for additional suspects. some victims reacted. >> a bunch of kids probably out having a good time, at least they thought they were having a good time breaking in to people's cars. >> i'd like to have them about five minutes and talk to them. >> reporter: police respond by doing a foot patrol in the area. officers found 77 unlocked vehicles. police advise everyone to always lock your vehicles and remove any valuables from clear sight. >>> arlington county officials approved a $995 million budget which includes a tax hike for property owners. according to our partners at the washington examiner the average owner will pay $346 mo
out until maybe sometime on monday. quick one to two inches of rain. >> toyota is getting set for another round of recall while paying fines for previous recalls. toyota will now recall its 2010 gx-460 suv one week after the consumer reports gave that a rare don't buy rating because of the risk of rollover. hay also agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine for improperly reporting the gas pedal failure. . >>> five major airlines have agreed not to follow spirit's lead and begin charging for carry-on bags stored in overhead binds. the airlines, american, delta, united, u.s. airways and jet blue. new york senator charles schumer applauded that move yesterday. he and several other democratic senators are in favor of a bill that taxes airlines that charge fees for carry-on. >>> one d.c. architect is making a big change to promote a way of life that involves a much smaller space. just in time for earth week. he's made a home out of a cube. news 4 takes us on a tour. >> reporter: for the next two weeks, one artist will call this store front home. they'll be eating, entertaining and oh, ye
, toyota. >>> and an animal rescue mission stretching half way around the world. in ten minutes why these dogs from kuwait are here in washington. >>> right now, howard bernstein is beginning our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. >> good morning. a chilly start in maryland. some readings like fort meade are down to 32 degrees right now. a little frost out there. we will see some sunshine. a lot of sunshine in fact. that is going to warm up nicely as we go throughout the day. chilly this morning. temperatures by 9:00 getting in to the 50s in most areas we will then warm up as the breeze kicks in to the low to mid-60s for the lunch hour and by afternoon upper 60s to around 067 with plenty of sunshine and westerly wind at 10 to 15 miles an hour. >>> we want to keep you posted on the accident at connecticut avenue and randolph road. all lanes are blocked but better news, looks like they are trying to clear the vehicles out of the intersection. randolph road traffic is getting by to the right. it appears here and looks like they are stopping them temporarily out here going the oth
-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer people are having trouble paying the mortgage. the share of people below in their mortgages dropped in the first quarter. it is a sign that the foreclosure progress has peak. a government watch dog found 169,000 homeowners have received long-term help. ten foreclosures for every home saved. >>> your twitter account could look different. get ready for ads. they will run on the top of search results. spahn twitter is trying to figure out how to make money off of the 70 million users. still no business plan for twitter but think could change things. >> could bring in a lot of money. thank you. >>> 140 characters at a time, the royal shakesp
the public is at risk for another economic crisis. >>> toyota has announced yet another recall. this time it is about 50,000 sequoia suvs from the 2003 model year. toyota says the vehicles slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> it looks like it will be a little longer before dc gets another panda. veterinarians thought that mei xiang was pregnant, but it turns out it was a false alarm. after hormone tests indicated a possible pregnancy, cameras were set up to watch her around the clock in case she gave birth but after a final ultrasound, the vets determined there was if baby. >>> sandra bullock reveals more about her family as she files for divorce from her husband jesse james. she separated from james in march after reports of his infidelity and bullock tells "people" magazine she has adopted a baby boy bullock says she will raise him as a single parent. >>> get set for dramatic changes along new york avenue in northwest washington. the national museum of women and the arts dedicated a new york avenue sculpture project o
? right now it looks like you can still get in on some of the deals but you have to act fast. >>> toyota posted a sale of 41% for the month of march. the executives say it will continue on in april. which tracks auto pricing expects others to follow suit. gm and other automakers saw overall car sales rise by 24%. >>> youtube is getting a makeover. 10% of users can see the new simplified format right now. it will roll out the redesign wednesday for everybody else. many of the elements have been relocated, others have changed and many new tools have been added. >>> hyundai has a gimmick that's sure to appeal to a lot of tech lovers. it will have an ipad in lieu of a printed owner's manual. hyundai hopes to sell about 3,000 of the luxury cars this year. a cool new feature, the ipad will schedule your service appointments for you. a service attendant will pick up the car from the owner and leave a loaner. they are also offering home test drives, all about the customer bhaking you feel good. >> hyundai and luxury never used to go together. >> the quality has gone up in the last
. toyota announced today that it will stop making the lexus gx 460 during safety testing under way now. the move comes after a consume reports warning on the suv. consumer reports notified toyota that the engineers discover ad potentially dangerous problem with the way the vehicle handles on curves. the current plan is to resume production on april 28th. president obama says that he's 100% committed to nasa's mission and its future. the president offered those words of encourage many today during a speech at florida's kennedy space center and responding to critics who beliefs the changes for nasa will deal a heavy blow to the space program. however, mr. obama says that big things are ahead. >> we will actually reach space faster and more often under this new plan in ways that will help us improve our tech follow logical capacity and lower our costs and are essential for the long-term sustainability of space flight. >> reporter: the plan includes $6 billion in funding that developed a rocket for destinations that could include mars. but it also turns over duties to private space compani
last year. toyota, honda and gm reported gains. ford sales up 43%. toyota was behind with 41% sales increase. honda and gm both reported increases of just over 20%. chrysler was the one dim spot with sales falling about 8%. >> active volcano in southern iceland is getting bigger and the images more spectacular. new brake is about 300 yards long and it opened up yesterday. producing new fountains of hot lava. geologist space it is not proving a threat prove ing a it is something to see. >> really incredible. beautiful. >> especially at nighttime. quite beautiful. >> i told you new york made both the lists. they didn't. they were the ones that paid proportionately less than the other states. >> okay. punishment is you have to fill out your census form. meanwhile, veronica will do the weather while do you that. >> you can probably get it done, barbara in three minutes. don't worry about it. >>> one of my favorite times of the year. i don't know about you but spring -- so nice out there today. with low humidity and the morning temperatures across the area, there is our gorgeous shot. to
. and toyota says it has no comment on a potentially damaging internal e-mail from a former u.s. executive. ifr miller wrote, we need to come clean about the gas pedal problems. the time to hide on this one is over. the e-mail was written five days before toyota announced the massive recall. miller has since retired. back to you, eun. >> courtney, thank you. see you tomorrow. >>> he doesn't say much but the smile on the face of this week's "wednesday's child" says it all. he's hoping to share that smile with parents who will love him the way every child deserves. here's barbara harrison. >> hi, anthony. hi! how are you? anthony is a 5-year-old, and although we had never met, he greeted me with the enthusiasm of an old friend. at least until a video caught his attention on the other side of the room. want to see barney? let's see barney. it was actually a bunny, not barney, that he was pointing to. and watching videos is one of his favorite things to do here at his foster home. >> anthony came into care in february 2005. actually, he's been in foster care all of his life. >> reporter: he says an
is xpektsed on monday. >>> toyota has resumed sales of its lexus us suvs just one week after a recall. about 10,000 suvs were recalled because of possible rollover dangers. toyota says dealerships have the equipment to repair the stability control system. the announcement came after "consumer reports" issued a rare don't buy rating over concerns the vehicle could roll over in tight turns. >>> great medical news this morning for men. what if we told you thaw there was a drug you could take that would stop the spread of prostate cancer? the fda just approved such a drug called provenge designed to help the body's immune system. researchers are thrilled with the results. men who took it in trials had mild side effects and lived four months longer than those who didn't receive the treatment. >> it's exciting because this vaccine or immunotherapy works in a totally different way and complements the existing therapies that we have. >> the drug is not cheap. it will cost more than $90,000 a patient for three doseses. that's because the drug is custom-made for each patient. >>> after a really rough
traffic controllers were negligent. >>> in morning we have another car recall. involves 50,000 toyota see could i ya. it could prevent the suv from accelerating as quickly as the driver might expect. toyota will upgrade the software to fix the problem. no accidents or injuries are connected with this issue. >>> tiger woods tees off in the quail hollow championship in north carolina. it's the second tournament since the sex scandal and first time he'll play outside of the sheltered confines of the masters. still, he says he's happy to be playing golf again. >> when i had a lot of struggles internally for a while now, and that's one of the reasons why it wasn't that much fun. the game is now where it used to be. that's where it should be. it should be fun. >> tiger tees off at 7:40 this morning. he's committed to playing in the u.s. open in june. >>> 4:51. time for traffic and weather on the ones. >> what kind of day will we have? >> the thermometer will get whiplash. we'll hit the 70s this afternoon. a dramatic warm-up by mid to late morning. there's a live view from the city camera and th
. authorities say the victim and some friends had just left a restaurant when their car was rammed by a toyota camry. they say edwin escobar salmeron got out and banged on the car. authorities say that he fled the scene but was later arrested. the victim is hospitalized and expected to recover. dc police say alcohol may have been a factor in the death of a man who fell nine stories to his death in a northwest washington apartment building. that man fell down a shaft on the roof of the connecticut house apartments on saturday. the victim is believed to be in his 20s. he was with several friends on the roof when he fell. the man's name is being withheld until relatives can be notified. >>> the dc council is pushing to tighten regulations of pawnshops in the district. the preponderance "washington post" is reporting the legislation was approved last week and they plan to discuss a permanent measure. it is trying to stop a pawnshop from moving in to a vacant real estate office in northwest. >>> hundreds of people gathered to pay tribute to dorothy height ♪ [ music ] the packed southeast washing
say he might be driving a blue 1991 toyota van or a red 2001 ford f-350 pickup with a cover over the cab. he is facing several charges, including abduction and violation of a protective order. >>> racy pictures and videos of several bethesda teenagers have made their way from cell phone to cell phone by their own classmates. police investigating a sexting scandal at pyle middle and whitman high schools. in some cases, the photos were sold to students. we're joined with more details now. >> apparently the students posed willingly for the photos and were taken outside of the school. administrators have contacted the parents of the girls in those photographs as well as those who sold or purchased them. now, this discovery was made last week when a student brought an ipod touch to class with the explicit pictures. school officials notified police, then told parents in a letter the pictures were sold during the day. the school day at pyle middle school. in one case, a student collected money from classmates to let them see the photos. they don't believe school computers were used in a
of his shots hit the robert. struggle ensued. then both suspects fled into a red toyota camry. -- one of his shots hit the robber. >> i have always been a fighter. i don't give up easy. >> he has already had two strokes and heart attack and these closing up shop for good. he says this is it. >> in downtown washington, terrifying moments caught on tape. a massive event broke off from an office building and spread to the ground and then landed on several parked cars in an alley behind connecticut avenue near n st.. a witness reported the incident with a video camera. no one was injured. >>> authorities do not appear to be in a hurry to prosecuted nearly 30 university of maryland students arrested during a post basketball game riot last month. prince george's county police have not released the names of those arrested. their lawyers said police knew their names -- gave their names to the university and other citations do not exist in the court system records. several police officers are under investigation for being a student during the riots. >> we have disappointing news from the nati
month, a jump in sales was fueled by huge incentives from toyota in an effort to overcome gas pedal problems. that spurred a price war with gm. ford also saw big business you want it credits its demand for fusion and taurus cars. one analysts say it's a sign that the struggling industry is finally on the road to recovery. >> what we're seeing right now, i believe, is we're seeing a turn in the auto industry that is sustainable. >> not all american automakers fared so well. sales of chrysler vehicles fell 11% in march. >>> this weekend you can pick up apple's latest creation, ipad. how well will it go over with consumers? >> reporter: apple ceo steve jobs gave the world a look at the ipad in january. saturday the world gets its hands on it. smaller than a laptop but bigger than a smart fond it packages familiar functions that has options for wireless and wi-fi. >> people who already have a smartphone and/or a notebook computer decide i need this too. >> reporter: adding to the appeal is the launch of electronic books through the popular itunes service. that makes the ipad a direct co
the robbers drove off in a red toyota camry. investigators are talking with other witnesses who saw them. >>> jessica doyle is off today but we have your "living $mart" headlines. as we told you yesterday morning, northrop grumman is moving its headquarters to northern virginia. governor mcdonnell made the announcement yesterday. the defense contractor is decided between two sites. one in falls church an the other in the ballston section of arlington. expect an announce this week on a merger between united and continental airlines. that's according to the chicago tribune. a deal would create the largest airline. united operates the most flights out of dulles. >>> we told you last week about the supposedly lost and leaked new iphone model. now police in california have raided a home in connection with a website which posted video of the phone. that site paid $5,000 for the phone supposedly left in a bar. the site denies any wrongdoing. >>> millions of americans are on facebook. have you updated your status yet this morning? the site has once again changed the privacy rules. in ten minutes
the gentleman with blood on his jacket getting into a red toyota camry. >> reporter: telling us that the emergency room personnel at nearby hospitals should be on the lookout with a man with unexplainable gunshot wounds. and for folks in this area to take precaution as these folks are armed and dangerous. we'll be out here monitoring developments and reporting the very latest for you. i'm alex trevino, 9news now. >> thank you for that. >>> 9news now has learned that a moving train on the metro's orange line. somehow separated into two parts late yesterday with passengers on board. transit officials have yet to release details. but passengers, they are talking about their disturbing experience. bruce johnson has been working the story with what you'll only see here on nine. >> think about it, take your seat. within minutes after taking off, the train separates into two trains. one with an operator, the other without an operator. >> it's a scary thought. something you don't really think about. >> reporter: metro says there is a destruction at landover in both directions. from seve
effects. miralax is the only one. restore your body's natural rhythm with miralax. >>> toyota is recalling sienna minivans to address corrosion the spare tire carrier cable. it is for 1998 through 2010 model years driven in cold area climates. the automaker sighs corrosion from road salt could cause the tire to separate from the vehicle and cause a hazard on the road for others. >>> derek is introducing us to a guy who really brought a vision to life. >> 20 years ago a retired dc cop armed with little more than bad memories of the streets had a vision for something better. back then the fishing school was a few students in a room that used to be a crack house. in tonight's hero central report see how one man's vision has opened the eyes of thousands. >> chances are this 11-year-old would not have been confident about his mull my case tables eight months ago before the fishing school performed an upgrade on his after school hang time. >> we provide academic focus, instruction in math, reading and work with them in the sciences. >> reporter: fishing school executive director leo gibbs. >> tu
yours, like mine ♪ like home... ♪ home... ♪ ♪ home! captioning sponsored by 20th century fox and toyota. moving forward. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> a store shoot-out. bandits bust in ready to swipe thousands in jewelry but didn't bet on an a elderly owner fighting back. he tells fox 5 his story. >>> it's gambling. pure and simple raw gambling. >> goldman sachs executives face furious lawmakers on capital hill. we have the fiery war of words. >>> this little boy just 11 years old trapped in the body of someone more than five times his age. >>> we begin with a store shoot-out. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. >> a 76-year-old pulled a gun on the two men he said tried to rob his store right in front of him. the whole scene on howard and kensington. roby chavez starts us off in maryland. >> reporter: brian this is a story of good winning over evil. the armed gunmen picked a frail elderly man who has had four strokes, suffers with diabetes and even has a pacemaker. what they didn't count on is that he had a derringe .32-caliber revolver when they beat and attempted to rob the
million plus penalty he levies on toyota. i'm joel brown, anita, back to you. >> warning duly taken, joel, thank you. >>> a plane crash we first reported yesterday. authorities have confirmed the couple found dead in the wreckage of the small plane were from maryland. 68-year-old steven and his 59- year-old wife, beverly, lived on a 3-acre horse farm in howard county. they were aboard a twin engine craft that went down tuesday in a rugged section of kentucky. the cause of that crash is still unclear. >>> well imagine cruising around national harbor in a historic skip jack. plans are in the works to run cruises and cruises in prince georges county this summer. they will be operated by potomac river boating. the vessels date back to 1906. >> can you imagine a better day than today to do that? gorgeous. >> i saw the construction of a chesapeake bugeye. it took them 30 years to rebuild this thing. it is spectacular. it's kind of cool. >> you have a good shot for us, too. >> this was taken last saturday. we had clouds in the morning and fog in the morning. this was aaron gordon knop garret
: police are searching every area hospital for the suspects. they fled the scene in a red toyota camry. they are searching for a witness who may have seen them. >>> five after the hour. time for the latest "living $mart" report of the morning. jessica is off this week and she would have bad news to bring us this morning. most asian markets dropped significantly overnight. the nikkei fell 2% following the downgrade of credit ratings for greece and portugal. the overseas selloff follows similar moves by wall street traders yesterday. the dow dropped 213 points to close at 10992. the nasdaq down 51. the s&p 500 lost 28. >>> we know northrop grumman now is moving its headquarters to virginia, but we don't know exactly where. the ceo says they chose virginia because of tax incentives, proximity of customers and the economy. two locations are under consideration, a building under construction on glebe road in ballston in arlington county and a building in fair slew park in fairfax county. the move will bring 300 high- paying jobs here. >> we believe there will be a number of other businesses
. right now, get spectracide bug stop for the new lower price of just $4.98. >>> toyota resumed sales of its lexus suvs one we can after a recall. 10,000 suvs were recalled. they have the equipment to fix the stability control system. this announcement came after "consumer reports" issued a don't buy rating over concern it is vehicle could roll over in tight turns. >>> if you like it hot, some people do, get ready, folks. it is on the way. >> i'm one of them. likes it hot. and so some -- nice hot weather like june coming up this weekend. our cool spot currently is solomons. 68 degrees. ing the temperature. other locations are up into the 70s. 73 degrees in sterling. winchester, 72. culpeper currently in virginia at 75 degrees. we have the wind that's out of the west now. with the -- pretty dry air that's over us. the wind tomorrow will be switching more southwesterly. for the evening, 64. by morning, 52 degrees. the temperature. so not as chilly to start. again, wind that's going to be a mild one for us bringing in the warm breezes, high tomorrow is 83 degrees. loads of shine across t
for the next two years and home prices will remain flat for the next two years. >> more trouble for toyota. another fine from the federal government. courtney regan joins us now live with more on this story. >> yes toyota may be facing additional fines on top of that $16.4 million imposed by the government last week for taking too long for notifying regulators. the ntsb may seek more penalties because toyota said the pedals had two separate defects. it's costing more to fill up your car. regular unleaded up four cents to national average of $2.85. analysts say retailers are passing on more of the costs of higher price oil to consumers. a school in michigan is putting its money where its mouth is. lansing community college is so convinced that there are jobs that it's offering a money back guarantee. if you show good faith effort and still can't find a full time job within a year of graduating you will get a refund. >> lansing admissions will go up? >> you would think so. >> courtney regan, thank you. >>> 6:51 right now. storm center 4 is where we fine chuck bell with the sort of forecast w
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